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Small problem with my Ampeg V4BH, help needed.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TSanders, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Im currently sick with the flu, and dont have my amp at home. Its at the rehearsal space, so I cant open it up right now. I figured since itll be a day or two before I can get to it, Id seek some input.

    Heres my situation-

    amp: Ampeg V4BH

    problem: I let my amp warm up before my gigs this weekend. When I go up plug in and take the amp off standby, there was a slight crackling sound that came through my cab for a couple seconds. It ONLY occurs when I take the amp off standby. It also only lasts a couple seconds or so. It is still an annoyance.

    Any ideas what could be the culprit? Loose/broken/cold solder behind the standby?

    Thanks in advance for any input.
  2. FWIW, the crackling is the same volume no matter where I have the master and/or gain set.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    bump, I have this head and am curious too.
  4. bassman blue

    bassman blue

    Aug 22, 2002
    i had a similar problem with mine. cold solder issue, is what the repairperson told me. it happened twice. the head is now a distant memory....
  5. Anyone else?
  6. bassvi


    Jul 12, 2005
    Mine doesn't do it, she's quiet as a mouse-

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